David Clarkson signs with EC Red Bull Salzburg of Austria

Devils RW David Clarskon signed a contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League, the team announced today on it’s official website.

“The 28-year-old Canadian, who also has a British passport, is contracted to the New Jersey Devils and owing to the NHL lockout has been able to sign with the Red Bulls through to the end of the current season (with NHL exit clause).”

As its says in the statement above released by the Austrian club, Clarskon’s contract will run through the end of the 2012-2013 season, but will be allowed to opt out and return to the Devils when the NHL lockout ends.

“I’m still a little tired after the long flight, but I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my career and to playing in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga,” Clarskon told the team’s official website.

Clarkson arrived in Austria today and was expected to practice with his new team for the first time today.

The EC Red Bull Salzburg currently sit 9th (out of 12 teams) in the league. Their next game is this Friday vs. Dornbirner Eishockey Club.